​Full length Narratives to the Trenton and Princeton Campaigns and the Events of the Ten Crucial Days

THE BATTLES OF TRENTON AND PRINCETON
by William S. Stryker (Houghton Mifflin, 1898) ▼ The earliest history from which many following works have been based. While detailed, there are unsourced references which are either questionable, or have since been proven inaccurate. 
THE WINTER SOLDIERS: The Battles for Trenton and Princeton
by Richard M. Ketchum. (Doubleday, 1973)▼Relies heavily on Stryker. Good military history for the modern reader.
THE DAY IS OURS! An Inside View of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, November 1776-January 1777
by William M. Dwyer (Viking, 1983) ▼Relies heavily on Stryker; written in a thrilling, journalistic style.
WASHINGTON’S CROSSING by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford, 2004) 
Despite having included some of Stryker's challenged references, recognized as the most authoritative modern narrative on the Ten Crucial Days.
 VICTORY OR DEATH: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton
by Mark Maloy (Savas Beatie, 2018) Good overview and great for a self-guided tour.

Overviews, Abridgments, and Essays on the Ten Crucial Days and the Revolution in New Jersey

THE BATTLE OF TRENTON/THE BATTLE OF PRINCETON: Two Studies
by Samuel Stelle Smith (Philip Freneau Pr. 1967) ▼
NEW JERSEY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
edited by Barbara J. Mitnick (Rutgers, 2005)
TRENTON AND PRINCETON 1776-77: Washington Crosses the Delaware
by David Bonk (Osprey 2010) ▼
A PEOPLE HARASSED AND EXHAUSTED: The Story of a New Jersey Militia Regiment in the American Revolution
by Larry Kidder (Kidder, 2013)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN NEW JERSEY: Where the Battlefront Meets the Home Front
edited by James J. Gigantino II (Rutgers, 2015)
RESCUING THE REVOLUTION: Unsung Heroes of the Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution
by David Price (Knox Press 2016) Short biographical vignettes on twelve lesser known participants of the Trenton and Princeton campaigns. Good storytelling.
FATAL SUNDAY: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle
by Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone Ph.D (Univ OK 2016) Award winning narrative on the largest battle fought in the northern theater of the revolution.
CROSSROADS OF THE REVOLUTION: Trenton, 1774-1783
by William L. (Larry) Kidder (Knox Press, 2017)  Meticulously researched history of Trenton; rich background on how this important colonial town survived the revolution.

Recommended General Histories of the Revolution and the Actions in New Jersey

THE LONG RETREAT: The Calamitous Defense of New Jersey, 1776
by Arthur S. Lefkowitz (Rutgers, 1998)
1776
by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster, 2006)
THE GLORIOUS CAUSE: The American Revolution, 1763-1789
by Robert Middlekauff (Oxford 2007)
ALMOST A MIRACLE: The American Victory in the War of Independence
by John Ferling (Oxford 2007)
THE MEN WHO LOST AMERICA: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire
by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy (Yale 2013)
BAND OF GIANTS: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence
by Jack Kelly (Macmillan 2014)
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS: A Continental History, 1750-1804
by Alan Taylor (WW Norton 2016)
WASHINGTON'S IMMORTALS: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution
by Patrick K. O’Donnell (Grove 2017)
THEATERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION   
James Kirby Martin and David L. Preston, Editors (Westholme 2017)


Books for Young Readers about the Ten Crucial Days and the Revolution Listed by Age Group

CROSSING THE DELAWARE: George Washington Fights the Battle of Trenton
by Arian Dean (Rosen 2004, Ages 5 – 9)
WHEN WASHINGTON CROSSED THE DELAWARE
by Lynne Cheney (Simon & Schuster 2012, Ages 5 – 9)
REVOLUTIONARY WAR ON WEDNESDAY: Magic Tree House #22
by Mary Pope Osborne (Random House 2000, Ages 6 – 9)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR KIDS: A History with 21 Activities
by Janis Herbert (Chicago Review 2002) (Ages 6 – 9)
IF YOU WERE A KID DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by Wil Mara (Scholastic 2016) (Ages 6 – 9)
THE CROSSING: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution
by Jim Murphy (Scholastic 2016, Ages 8 – 12)
CROSSING THE DELAWARE: A History in Many Voices
by Louise Peacock (Aladdin 2007, Ages 8 – 12)
GEORGE WASHINGTON: The Crossing
by Jack E. Levin, Mark R. Levin (Threshold 2013, Ages 8 – 12)
TIME ENOUGH FOR DRUMS
by Ann Rinaldi (Laurel Leaf 2000, Fiction, Ages 12+ -)

Television and Film

TURN - AMC - www.amc.com/shows/turn (plenty of historical liberties, but a nice sense of time and place).
WINTER PATRIOTS - www.WinterPatriots.com.  Produced by Mount Vernon, with support from the F. M. Kirby Foundation
THE CROSSING - A&E TV 2003 (plenty of historical liberties, but a nice sense of time and place).

These and other fine books and educational materials are available at your local library, or wherever books are sold including the David Library of the American Revolution 215-493-6776, the gift shops at The Old Barracks Museum 609-396-1776, and Washington’s Crossing Historic Park 215-493-4076. (Titles listed with a ▼are out of print and are available at libraries or perhaps online)

Reading and Viewing List of the Ten Crucial Days Campaign December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777